PokerTek Announces Distribution Network for Latin American Markets

Initial Placements Expected by Year-End

Dec 11, 2012, 14:00 ET from PokerTek, Inc.

MATTHEWS, N.C., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK) announced today that it has selected and signed its distribution partners for the countries of Colombia, Argentina and Peru. Initial installations are currently being scheduled.

  • In Colombia, PokerTek has selected Monarch, Inc. to represent its products. Monarch and its principals bring more than 40 years of experience in the distribution of gaming equipment and the operation of casinos. Colombia has approximately 400 casino properties, most of which are electronic only.
  • In Argentina, PokerTek has selected Sielcon SRL to represent its products. Sielcon manufactures and distributes electronic roulette and slots and provides software services to casino operators throughout Argentina. Argentina has more than 135 casino properties, including 42 electronic-only bingos in the Buenos Aries area alone.
  • In Peru, PokerTek has selected Grupo Albanto to represent its products. Grupo Albanto is a group of operating companies in the Peruvian casino industry. Peru has more than 400 casino properties, most of which are electronic only.

"Latin America represents a key element of our growth strategy," commented Mark Roberson, PokerTek's Chief Executive Officer. "Colombia, Argentina and Peru are particularly attractive markets with large numbers of casinos, racinos and bingos operating slots and other electronic games. Those operators need electronic table game products such as PokerPro and ProCore to complete their casino offering and attract new players.

"I am pleased that we have been able to partner with organizations of the caliber of Monarch, Sielcon and Grupo Albanto. Raul Bouchot, VP of Business Development, is already working closely with our new partners to drive our Latin American growth strategy."

About PokerTek, Inc.: PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK) is a licensed gaming company headquartered in Matthews, NC that develops and markets electronic table game solutions for the gaming industry.

Contact: Mark Roberson CEO and CFO PokerTek, Inc. 704.849.0860, x101 

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